InCUBATE is a research group dedicated to exploring new approaches to arts administration and arts funding. Members of inCUBATE act as curators, researchers and co-producers of artists projects. These activities have manifested in a series traveling exhibitions called Other Options, an artist residency program, and various other projects such as Sunday Soup (a monthly meal that generates funding for a creative project grant). They don’t have non-profit status, instead they are interested in what kinds of organizational strategies could provide more direct support to critical and socially-engaged art and culture beyond for-profit or non-profit structures. Their core organizational principle is to treat art administration as a creative practice. By doing so, they hope to generate and share a new vocabulary of practical solutions to the everyday problems of producing under-the-radar culture. Currently they do not have a physical location and they work together on an ongoing project basis.
For more information, please visit incubate-chicago.org